Tigerwood and Walnut Trebuchet

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Project by HardCorps posted 02-28-2019 02:56 PM 1614 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I designed this trebuchet just for fun. It wasn’t until after I made it that I really started researching trebuchets and how to get the best performance from them, but that wasn’t all that important to me. I didn’t make the sling until after I photographed it, but I made that out of a piece of a chamois and some paracord. The counterweight contains eight 2-1/2” long steel rods that are 1/2” diameter for a total weight of nearly 1-1/4 pounds, and it’ll toss a practice golf ball around 20-25 feet.

-- Steve - Ft. Worth

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#1 posted 02-28-2019 03:26 PM

Very neat, I like it a lot! My brother and I used to build these a children; I remember the fun!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#2 posted 02-28-2019 06:59 PM

I love Trebuchet’s. I’d run out of golf balls.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#3 posted 02-28-2019 07:22 PM

looks very well crafted. Nice details!

-- socrbent Ohio

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#4 posted 02-28-2019 07:50 PM

When I first saw it I was thinking ping dong balls but golf ball!!!
I would be in a lot a trouble before it is all over. LOL
Guess it beats rocks or steel balls!!!
Nice looking project too.

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#5 posted 02-28-2019 08:35 PM

That is the best looking siege weapon that I have ever seen! It really is beautifully done.

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#6 posted 03-01-2019 12:37 AM

That looks really neat H’C’.

They have always fascinated me… I keep wondering where they got their bungee cords from way back then… till the counter weight dropped the penny/pounds/tons…

Certainly would like to see a picture of the sling (the whole kit and kaboodle asis now)... You can always edit the project and place the extra photos in the body as your gallety slots are full.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#7 posted 03-01-2019 12:41 AM

That’s pretty cool ! GREAT Job

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#8 posted 03-01-2019 01:39 AM

Very NICE Project & Well Done Steve!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 03-01-2019 08:43 PM

Woodworking and maschinery…Who could resist it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#10 posted 03-02-2019 01:16 AM

Trebuchets are fascinating to me. I still hope to build one some day. When I do, I hope it looks and performs as nicely as this one. Good work!!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#11 posted 03-05-2019 09:16 PM

Now that’s a real boys toy….Line them up and try to knock them over…..

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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